Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SDL Politician Questioned by Fiji Military Thugs


posted on coupfourpointfive - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011

Speight in custody at Nabua!

The politician Sam Speight (second from left in picture) was picked up by the military last night for distributing pro-democracy material.

He is believed to be still with soldiers at Nabua.
Coupfourpointfive has been told Speight was taken in for distributing DVDs from the Fiji Democracy Movement.

The videos feature pro-democracy advocate Suliasi Daunitutu. 

See side bar of this Blog to view the video tapes

The member for Tailevu North is one of several people to have been taken in recently for questioning.

The blog, Intelligentsiya, reported earlier that Felix Anthony from the Fiji Trade Union Congress was beaten at an empty house near the military compound.

The Fiji Times reporter Felix Chaudhry and Gaffar Ahmed from Ba are also reported to have been in military custody recently.

Another to have been at the hands of military was New South Wales based pensioner, Apisai Tawake, (see earlier Coupfourpointfive story), in December last year.

Tawake's story has prompted some questions, including whether his injuries were verified by medical authorities.

Coupfourpointfive has asked and has been told by a source close to Tawake that he did not get medical treatment while in Fiji because he was too traumatised, but he did take pictures of himself. 

We're told he still walks with a limb and has a swollen wrist.

Coupfourpointfive has also been told Apisai Tawake has been an Australian resident for 20 years and is not seeking a visa or residency. 

Editor's Note: We have been notified that Sam Speight has now been released. (5pm)

1 comment:

Naomi Tawake said...

Apisai Tawake, aged 66yrs does not seek residency as he has been an Australian citizen for the past 20years and has been residing in Australia for the past 30years. Apisai Tawake was persecuted and beaten by the Fijian military after requesting a meeting with the Military-coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama.